updated 11/17/2003 AT 01:00 AM EST
•originally published 11/17/2003 AT 01:00 AM EST
* due date: March
Richards, the star of the hit Scary Movie 3, isn't frightened of becoming a mom for the first time with her "costar and coparent, hubby Charlie Sheen: "I feel really great," she says.
Kate Hudson and Chris Robinson
* due date: early 2004
Hudson, 24, and mom Goldie Hawn, 57, don't just share a dazzling smile. "They both have that natural mother thing," says Erinn Bartlett, the girlfriend of Hudson's brother Oliver, about Kate's first pregnancy. "They are bonding."
Martie and Gareth Maguire
* due date: mid-2004
Dixie Chick Martie Maguire, 34, whose husband is a teacher, is expecting twins—her first children—next year. "What an emotional road this has been," she said on the band's Web site.
Danielle Spencer and Russell Crowe
* due date: January
As the wife of Master and Commander's Russell Crowe battens down the hatches for their first child, will the Aussie tough guy grow into his most important role yet? Promises Crowe, 39: "I'm looking forward to bringing him up, diapers—all of it." He's even been shopping for tiny clothes: "You ask any of the shops in Beverly Hills that deal with clothes, and I've been there. I'm very much enjoying being a married man and having conversations at 3 o'clock in the morning, because she can't sleep, because the baby's kicking."
Courteney Cox Arquette and David Arquette
* due date: TBD
After years of trying, could Cox become the second female Friend to have a baby? Asked if she was pregnant, Cox told Matt Lauer on Today last week, "not quite yet," but rumors are growing.
Debra Messing and Daniel Zelman
* due date: summer 2004
Debra Messing's character Grace has been ill on Will & Grace, but her character won't get pregnant on the show. "The show will go on as normal," says an NBC spokesperson. Messing, 35, wedded actor-screenwriter Zelman, 36, in 2000.